Zooming to the Center of the Milky Way

This video zooms into a view of the center of our Milky Way galaxy, and ends on a new photo obtained by the Dark Energy Camera (DECam) at the Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory in Chile, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. The DECam image in the middle of this zoom covers around 4 x 2 degrees (an area about 8 times as wide as the full Moon), and the final image covers 0.5 by 0.25 degrees (an area about twice as wide as the full Moon).


CTIO/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/STScI, W. Clarkson (UM-Dearborn), C. Johnson (STScI), M. Rich (UCLA)/E.Slawik, S. Brunier/Digitized Sky Survey 2


About the Video

Release date:Oct. 27, 2020, 7 a.m.
Related releases:noirlab2027
Duration:30 s
Frame rate:29.97

About the Object

Name:Milky Way

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